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Statue of "weeping" Kurt Cobain unveiled in singer's hometown

Statue of "weeping" Kurt Cobain unveiled in singer's hometown

A statue of a weeping Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in the singer's hometown, Aberdeen, Washington.

The city celebrated Kurt Cobain Day on February 20, which would have been Cobain's 47th birthday. The statue, which sees Cobain crying a single tear, is situated in the Aberdeen Museum of History. The day's festivities also included a gig and an appearance from Cobain's guitar teacher, reports Consequence Of Sound.

Kurt Cobain Day will now be celebrated annually in the city of Aberdeen. Of the day, Mayor Bill Simpson recently read a proclamation, which stated: "Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements."

Neighbouring town Hoquiam will celebrate Nirvana Day on April 10 this year, when the band are being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Cobain was born and raised in Aberdeen, but did briefly live in Hoquiam. Appearing on local radio station KXRO, Mayor Jack Durney said: "They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community. And I think that it's good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it's good to honour our sons and their great accomplishments."

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